"When people describe my lifestyle or family as weird, I find comfort," writes author Craig Groeschel. He then shares a Christ-centered philosophy on everything from money to scheduling to purity, to help you break out of the normal rut and live according to the rhythms of God's grace and truth of his word.
Normal people are stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted. Many of their relationships are, at best, strained and, in most cases, just surviving. Even though we live in one of the most prosperous places on earth, normal is still living paycheck to paycheck and never getting ahead. In our oversexed world, lust, premarital sex, guilt, and shame are far more common than purity, virginity, and a healthy married sex life. And when it comes to God, the majority believe in him, but the teachings of scripture rarely make it into their everyday lives.
Simply put, normal isn't working. Groeschel's WEIRD will help you break free from the norm to lead a radically abnormal (and endlessly more fulfilling) life.
©2011 Craig Groeschel (P)2011 Zondervan
Ok, here's the skinny on this book. I just finished it today and what they won't tell you is that this book is basically about how applying biblical principals to your life can totally revolutionize you. There are a lot of biblical references here and for that matter a hefty portion of it is evangelical, but done classy. In such a way that if you're a Christian or on the border there it's not offensive at all, but if you're a solid atheist it IS enough to cause you to shelf the book. That said, the book for me was an absolute amazing read. Practical advice for applying biblical principals and a good reference tool that I'll be keeping on my shelf for a while.
This is a great book. Good for ALL HS/College Graduates and NEW Christians. Great refresher to stay on track or get back on the track. Awesome job - Craig
I listen and read a lot of books but I couldn't continue with this one even though it came highly recommended. As a Christian I am really always weighing stuff out with the Bible and just a short ways in there were too many times I said "that isn't true, that isn't in the Bible, that is scriptural, that he is twisting..." I feel like there is a movement going on where thousands and millions go to church every Sunday, rock out, hear a sweet little message and then live like the world and call themselves Christian. The HOLY BIBLE teaches nothing of that. I know so many people kids to adults that do and live like the world, even to the point of affairs, living together, sex before marriage, drinking, drugs, and then call themselves Christians and go to church on Sunday. The Devil has sold a lie and we measure success by worldly standards so we think these mega churches are successful, right? Some are, some are truly preaching, teaching and speaking God's word and changing lives and their members are living godly lives, they are convicted and uncomfortable, they grow more like Christ... but most of them are only seeming to be successful and are more like businesses, make you feel good, get a dime, have a good week, but nothing deep, soul deep, Holy Spirit deep is happening, they come in with their sin and leave with it without any prick to their soul... Just a caution.
Craig sticks to his guns and has meaningful messages, but there are some parts of that message I don't much approve of. About the last two hours pretty much turned me off to the whole thing. Before that, there's a powerful message, after that his extreme ideals come to full view.
I enjoyed one of his other books very much, but after the first chapter, I turn it off. I wish I could have returned it.
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